Professor; Major Adviser
Director of Comparative Literature; Codirector of Romance Languages
Ph.D. Stanford University
Office: Thomas Hall 144
Maria Cristina Quintero has been teaching at Bryn Mawr since 1993. She recently published a co-edited volume titled Perspectives on Early Modern Women in Iberia and the Americas (Escribana Books, 2015). Her second single-authored book Gendering the Crown in the Spanish Baroque Comedia was published in 2012 by Ashgate, U.K. In addition, she is the author of Poetry As Play: Gongorismo and the Comedia and the editor of Luis de Góngora, a special issue of Calíope: Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry. She has published numerous reviews and articles on Renaissance theories of translation, gender and lyric poetry, and the politics of the comedia in Hapsburg Spain. Her articles have appeared in MLN, Hispanic Review, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Bulletin of the Comediantes, and Cervantes; and in anthologies on early modern studies, including Objects of Culture in the Literature of Imperial Spain,Writing for the Eye: Literature and the Visual Arts in Early Modern Spain and Crossing the Channel: Symbolic and Material Circulations Between Spain and England. She teaches courses on Cervantes, the picaresque, the development of the lyric in Renaissance Spain and Italy, Spanish drama, introduction to Comparative Literature, and the representation of women in Spanish literature. From 2004 to 2011, she was the faculty coordinator of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program and she has been the Bryn Mawr director of the Comparative Literature program since 2011.